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MARC GUNN, Screeched Inn - Bright Side of Everything

from Selcouth by Marc Gunn

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“Bright Side of Everything” was inspired by the episode “The Message” from Firefly. Simon and Kaylee are looking at a dead cow fetus they were told was an alien. Simon laments they wasted their money. But Kaylee finds something happy about the moment. To which Simon says, “You manage to find the bright side of every single thing”. So I decided to write a song for Kaylee.

This song is about finding happiness in every single thing. The story is about two people in love. The storyteller runs into constant walls. But the other finds the bright side in everything. Even when the storyteller is on his deathbed, the's there by his side to lift him up and show him there's a way to find happiness.

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The Mona Lisa never learned to smile
You came along and made her sing
She’s not posing anymore. She’s dancing.
You see the bright side of everything

A romantic walk along the sandy shore
The sky opens and it starts raining
You jump in puddles. We both start laughing
You see the bright side of everything.

* Someplace better someplace warm
Someplace alone just you and me
We can laugh at life’s uncertainty
While it's happening
And the bright side of everything

Though gravity may make us fall
Our stomachs feel like they’re turning. You say…
Falling is a lot like flying
You see the bright side of everything

Night is falling. It is getting dark
You hold my hand like you hold my heart.
Inside of me I feel torn apart. But…
You see the bright side of everything

Someplace better someplace warm
Someplace alone just you and me
We could laugh at life’s uncertainty
While it was happening
And the bright side of everything

Now you're gone and it”s hard to breath.
I think of you as you used to be.
If you were here, then you'd say to me,
Sweet baby, please…
See the bright side of everything.

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from Selcouth, released February 14, 2022
Lyrics by Marc Gunn and Gwen Gunn. Music by Marc Gunn. Marc Gunn - autoharp, lead vocals. Featuring: Screeched Inn, www.screechedinn.com. Thom Speck - guitar, bass, bkg vocals. Dan Speck - Percussion, bkg vocals. Greg Barry - guitar, bkg vocals. Shane Guse - mandolin, fiddle. Mixed and mastered by Mitchell Petersen.

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Marc Gunn Atlanta, Georgia

Marc Gunn is a rhythm and folk musician inspired by Celtic culture, science fiction, fantasy, and cats--Sci F'Irish music.

He breathes new life into the autoharp, which continues to surprise musical veterans and fans alike for its unique sound and spirited energy. It’s like a satirical jam session between The Clancy Brothers and Weird Al Yankovic.
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